12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Best Tour Myanmar

12 Top Foods to Eat In Myanmar – Best Tour Myanmar

1. Nangyi thoke

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The Burmese love “dry” noodle meals– basically noodle-based “salads” with broth served on the side– and also perhaps the tastiest and most common is nangyi thoke.

The recipe takes the form of thick, rounded rice noodles with chicken, thin slices of fish cake, par-boiled bean sprouts as well as slices of hard-boiled egg.

The ingredients are seasoned with a combination of roasted chickpea flour as well as turmeric extract and chili oil, tossed by hand as well as offered with sides of pickled greens and a bowl of broth.

2. Shan-style rice

 

Nga htamin’s crucial parts: turmeric rice and fish.

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Known in Burmese as nga htamin (fish rice), this Shan (among the nation’s major Buddhist ethnic groups) dish combines rice that’s been prepared with turmeric and squashed right into a disk with a covering of flakes of freshwater fish as well as garlic oil.

Oily and also savory, when offered with sides of leek roots, cloves of raw garlic and deep-fried pork rinds, nga htamin comes to be a treat that runs the gamut from pungent to spicy.

 

3. Tea leaf salad

Lephet thoke can be a meal, snack or appetizer.

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Probably one of the most well known Burmese food is lephet– fermented tea leaves.

The tea leaves are eaten by themselves, usually as a treat, yet they’re additionally served in the form of lephet thoke, a salad of pickled tea leaves. To make the meal, the sour, a little bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, crispy deep-fried beans, nuts and also peas, a sprinkle of garlic oil as well as pungent slices of chili and also garlic.

 

4. Myanmar Curry-Rice dish

The local set-meal is not just home cooking however an experience in itself. It includes a slightly oily curry (select from chicken, fish, mutton, beef, veggie or pork), rice, a dish of lentil soup and also six vegetable side dishes (expect to find potatoes, pumpkin, okra, broad beans, leafy veggies, tomato salad, and so on) and a garlic chili dip. The range of side dishes as well as spice levels may vary from location to place however this culinary experience remains the same.

 

5. Grilled Fish at Chinatown

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Fresh charcoal grilled fish which only costs less than USD3.50 (3500 KYT). The fish is fresh and also the meat is succulent.

Loaded with spices to excuse the pungent scent of fish stomach, this is by far one of the most delicious fish ever before. So excellent that you can eat it on its own or with white rice and also absolutely nothing else.

 

6. Burmese Pancakes

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Burmese Pancakes, or Bain Mont, are chewy, crispy, light, nutty and fluffy. The sweet version is a glutinous rice flour pancake topped with white poppy seeds, silvered almonds and fresh coconut slices.

 

7. Shan Noodles

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Shan noodle is Inle’s specialty|specialized}. You can have it wet or dry. In either case, it is very tasty. The noodles are really soft and also doused in various sauces. I actually liked the peanut flavour that this dish gave off.

 

8. Mont Lin Ma Yar

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Mandalay, like Yangon, has a pretty good food scene too. It resembles the Penang of Malaysia. Street food is a must-try. These little bites can be discovered anywhere in Myanmar but Mandalay is one of the best.

These “husband and wife snacks” are simple blobs of rice flour batter included in a crackling muffin-like cast iron frying pan with quail eggs, scallions, or roasted chickpeas added to them. The Mandalay night market at 31st street is a must-go.

 

9. Tea store meal

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From breakfast to mid-day snack, tea shops are the locations to rest if you need a break in an active sightseeing day or if you simply {want to|wish to sit and have a relaxing afternoon.

What makes the tea stores so unique is the Burmese tea or lahpet-yeh. This delicious, traditional beverage includes black tea mixed with condensed milk and evaporated milk. As basic as it sounds, the preparation is really an art and also is quite amusing to watch!

The “tea master” gets hold of a big pot of boiling dark tea on the stove and puts the hot drink in a smaller pot including condensed milk as well as evaporated milk for the sweetness. With dexterity, he after that moves the mix to an additional receptacle, then back right into the very first pot as well as repeats several times to see to it it is perfectly blended. He after that fills up a number of tiny mugs and also starts again with another batch as the very first cups are already taken away by the waiters. The result is an extra sweet, caramel-colored beverage that will make you want extra!

Tea shops are fantastic locations to enjoy cups of milky tea as well as also different foods of Myanmar. They serve baked desserts as well as meat steamed buns and also dim sum. The often served recipes are deep-fried tasty snacks, deep-fried bread offered with a potato curry or baked breads.

 

10. Mohinga

 

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Mohinga is a comforting rice noodle as well as fish soup. It is an essential part of Burmese cuisine and also considered to be Myanmar’s national meal by numerous people. Typically eaten in the morning, Mohinga is budget friendly and conveniently available.

Sold by hawkers and also street stall owners, this meal is absolutely slurp worthy. Various cities have their very own variants so do not hesitate to try one each time you go to another Burmese city.

 

11. Burmese Paratha

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Burmese paratha with sweet pea pyote (sweet bean paste) is an one-of-a-kind blend of Burmese as well as lndian influences.

Palata is a furl of the tongue far from Indian paratha, yet closer in texture to Malaysian roti canai. The dough is swung up as well as slapped down consistently till it can’t be stretched any thinner.

 

12. Burmese Sweet Snacks

Burmese sweet snacks in some way always include grated coconut. It is basically grated coconut with coconut milk covered in rice paper.

Coconut milk is similarly used in Thai cuisine. You can likewise add strands of noodles in it for a textural contrast or just to make it a more filling snack. For a dessert, this isn’t excessively sweet.

 

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